The fine was for a series of safety issues
news | 1 week ago | Elliot Topham

Landlord fined £10,000 by Telford and Wrekin Council over HMO safety issues

A landlord has been fined £10,000 by Telford and Wrekin council for breaching regulations as a supported accommodation provider in regard to HMOs for vulnerable residents.


During an inspection by the council’s private sector housing team at two HMOs in the borough a series of safety issues were identified, including overflowing bins, an overgrown garden, a collapsed front fence, defects to the fire escape and more.

The landlord paid a total of £10,000 and received civil penalty notices as an alternative to prosecution.

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Cllr Richard Overton, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes and enforcement, commented:

“We work closely with Telford and Wrekin landlords, supporting them to meet their legal obligations.

“However, we will take strong enforcement action and apply sanctions when needed, to protect our residents in the private rented sector.

“The significant fines imposed on the two HMOs should send a strong message to prevent other landlords from breaching their duties and from failing to provide the appropriate support and accommodation for our vulnerable residents in supported accommodation properties.“

 

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